Melissa Maerz

  1. book excerpt
    ‘We Basically Smoked Austin Out’In the new book Alright, Alright, Alright, the Dazed and Confused cast remembers what it was like at Richard Linklater’s “summer camp.”
  2. chat room
    Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven BellsThe guitarist talks about inspiring the Edge, working with twin sisters, and how Brian Eno’s deck of cards helped create his new album.
  3. vulture lists
    13 Delightfully Bizarre High-Concept BandsLike Devo, who have a new album, these acts were way ahead of their times.
  4. chat room
    Semi Precious Weapons’ Justin Tranter on Gaga Before She Was GagaThe glamorous rocker talks Gaga, J.Lo, and making Tarantino sticky.
  5. chat room
    Shelby Lynne on Her Life As an OutlawHas she ever let any women tie her down?
  6. vulture lists
    10 Cheesiest Cheeseball GuitaristsSteve Vai and Jeff Beck both have new albums. Can you guess who’s even cheesier?
  7. police report
    Who Hasn’t Stolen From Courtney Love?From Edward Norton to Taylor Momsen, everyone’s been accused!
  8. chat room
    Michel Gondry on His New Film, Women Who Become Furniture, and Fearing for His Life“Ask her if she’s ever thought of killing somebody else — ME!”
  9. Cubicle BardJoshua Ferris, author of the lauded satire Then We Came to the End, talks about the Chicago ad agency where his office education began.